All Maine middle school actors, actresses and singers are encouraged to take part in the fourth annual Maine Student Acting Competition Saturday, May 10, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Searsport District Middle/High School, 24 Mortland Road. Deadline to register is Tuesday, April 22.

The competition is open to all middle school students. A variety of events will be available for students to compete in at this one-day acting tournament. Students can compete individually by performing monologues or singing solos. Middle schoolers also can sing duets or perform a scene with a partner in the competition, and there are many group events available including group singing and acting.

The popular Improvmania will be available again this year, an improvisation group competition in which three students from different schools join together to compete as a team. Fun, engaging, hands-on workshops will be available this year for students when they are not involved in competition.

The Maine Student Acting Competition has grown every year; more than 70 students competed last year and the goal for 2014 is to have 100 students participating. Teams will be coming from schools all over Maine.

To register in this year's Maine Student Acting Competition, contact Jessica Longstreet at or register online at Individuals are welcome to register independently and schools are welcome to register as a team; there is no group too small.